1. You won, as I am still 52.
2. You are happier than I, as I cannot believe in reincarnation, once the explanations I received lack sense, to be honest. Besides, I think it would be impossible to me to be born even handsomer than I already am in this life, so it would be frustrating.
3. No, getting old is not cool. I used to be stronger, more efficient and more precise. Also, it was easy to find jobs. Nowadays I work at home, as a translator, because i gave up looking for jobs (at least I am well paid). When I was a boy, women my age were much more interesting, believe me, and I was not diabetic.
Well, reincarnation yes, but not in the manner religions teach. We are beings of light, and energy created by a God we cannot possibly begin to comprehend. Much like an ant isn't capable of understanding human society. I don't want to waist your time on that conversation though because there is no end to that discourse.
Hum, getting old is cool considering the alternative, (why is youth wasted on the young.-Plato).
Diabetic, yes I also deal with it, however loosing weight and exercise has countered the effects.
I see it happening here in the U.S. where age is being more preferred. Remember old age and treachery will overcome youth and talent every time. I am still being asked to go back to work as much of the Techs that are availble only know enough to be dangerous. Even when it comes down to physicality, I have had no trouble beating the crap out of guys half my age. There is so much to be said for what you know and understand now, than what you knew as a youth. I bet you work smarter and more efficient than when you had little or no expirence. Also, the whole world is going through economic difficulties, ( I blame the Republicans
), so don't feel like a pregnant Nun. I look at things differently than most having been near death several times in my life.
If I wake up in the morning I am already having a good day.
For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill.
To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.